Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, on Saturday helped launch the Summer Reading Challenge at Denton West End Community Library.
Since 1999, the Summer Reading Challenge has encouraged children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays. By providing fun activities, it aims to support families and teachers by providing free-to-access recreation and learning resources.
The Challenge reaches over 700,000 children across the UK each year, and is delivered in partnership with public libraries. This year, the reading list includes numerous options spanning picture books, early reader books and middle grade titles by leading authors and illustrators, including: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Melissa Castrillon, Sunita Chawdhary, Alex Falase-Koya, Saadia Faruqi, Vashti Hardy, Caryl Hart, SJ King, Katy Riddell, Dr Ranj Singh, Lydia Corry, and Leo Timmers, amongst many others. The full list can be viewed here.
Gwynne, a long-time supporter of the summer reading challenge, popped into the Library to present some free free books he was given at a Parliamentary launch last month. This year’s theme is Gadgeteers, with books all about the stars, science, invention and discovery.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“It was lovely to pop into Denton West End Community Library and to help them launch the Summer Reading Challenge.
Reading opens doors to other worlds, and it’s so important that we get kids engaged and excited about reading over the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Gadgeteers, and as a science-fiction fan, I’ve been excited to see so many stories about invention, creativity, and the wonderful world of science.
The team at Denton West End Community Library are fantastic, and are on standby to help young people discover the wonderful world of reading.”